Continuity of Services

Continuity of Services

Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services – ESSER

Richland #44 School District Return to In-person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan June 2021 Introduction The purpose of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Fund is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the nation’s […]


Covid 19: Where are we now?

In the summer of 2020, the state of North Dakota required school districts to create two plans to start the new school year: a Health and Safety Plan and a Distance Learning Plan.  Our team worked on creating these plans over summer with the input of Richland County Health Department, a team of staff, and board members during several working sessions during the summer of 2020. Input from parents was gathered through surveys, an informational webinar and through the opportunity for public comment at board meetings.


The school board approved both plans at their August 12, 2020, meeting. Copies of both plans can be found at this link on our website.


We returned to in-person instruction on August 30, 2020, and never shut our doors thanks to the diligent efforts of our staff, students and parents following our return to learning plans. Our Health and Safety and Distance Learning plans were consistently followed during the 2020-2021 school year. All mitigation strategies were implemented, and we saw a major decline of cases in the spring of 2021. At the Richland #44 school board meeting on May 12, 2021, the board voted to suspend the plan effective June 1, 2021 (beginning of summer break). The suspension of the plan does not indicate that all health and safety protocols are dismissed. We have learned so much in the past year and will continue several strategies, as outlined below.  We are also prioritizing student needs and will outline our plan for addressing those needs.

To read the complete “Return to In-person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan” follow the link at the top of this page.


Dr. Britney Gandhi, Superintendent Jr/Sr HS Principal

Pre-K through 3rd Grade

Distance Learning Information for students in Pre-K through 2nd Grade.

3rd - 6th Grade

Distance Learning Information for students in 3rd-6th Grade.

7th -12th Grade

Distance Learning Information for students in 7th Grade – 12th Grade.

Questions or Concerns?
Dr. Britney Gandhi
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